These research databases are available at home and at the library. To access them from your home, you will need your Peru library card number and your PIN. The PIN is the last four digits of your library card number.
Click here to search America’s News (a NewsBank product) America’s News allows you to search over 1,700 newspapers for full-text articles. The library’s NewsBank account includes our own local paper, the NewsTribune back to 1997. Other newspapers include the Chicago Sun-Times, USAToday and the Christian Science Monitor.
To search the NewsTribune for Illinois Valley news, Click here for the archives of The News Tribune. You can browse today’s news or search for stories, obituaries, sports, columns, and more. Available from home or inside the library.
Click here to search for magazine articles in OmniFile Full-Text Select. OmniFile provides full-text magazine articles from over 3,000 magazines, journals and dissertations. A sampling from the Omnifile journals includes: Adweek, American Bar Association Journal, Futurist, Saturday Evening Post, Skateboarder and Women’s Health. The OmniFile (also known as EBSCOhost) collection is from 1994 to present.
The Peru Library is happy to provide ConsumerReports.org® to our patrons. Patrons can continue to read current issues at the library or quickly research products using the online (electronic) access. The electronic Consumer Reports, available here, can be used in the library or at home. Once at our eMagazine website, click on Consumer Reports.
Want a mobile version of our eMagazine database? Click here to seach OmniFile Full-Text Select Mobile, which provides full-text access to magazine and journal articles right from your mobile phone in a simple, easy-to-use format.
Click here to search WorldCat. WorldCat is usually considered an interlibrary loan tool, but its immense database of books and other formats is a wonderful way to locate older books and favorite authors. WorldCat has a special username and password for use from home, stop by the library to pick up the WorldCat username and password.